Cooking Apples

In our opinion nothing beats apple crumble straight from the oven – especially when served with a jug of custard. Sometimes we’ll even eat the leftovers for breakfast! The ubiquitous Bramley is a British staple, but at The Mother Tree we love to explore the gourmet range of tastes and textures from these other local heritage varieties. Most are naturally less acid than ‘Bramley’, so may be a healthier option as you can use less added sugar in your recipies.

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All apple trees are £15 for a bare-root 1-year maiden tree

Please bear with us while we update our photos and descriptions – we’re introducing a broad new range of unusual local Devon and South-West varieties.

Several dessert varieties are ‘dual purpose’ and can also be used as cooking apples, so have a look on our dessert apples page for ‘Duke of Cornwall’, ‘King Byerd’, ‘Peter Lock’, ‘Sally Sherry’s Apple’ and ‘Veitch’s Perfection’, or consider the dual-purpose cider variety ‘Tom Putt’.

Cornish Longstem

Available on MM106 rootstock

Crawley Beauty

Available on MM106 and M9 rootstocks

Don’s Delight

Available on MM106 rootstock

Golden Noble

Available on MM106 and M9 rootstocks

Mere de Menage

Available on MM106 rootstock

Newton Wonder

Very large, red-flushed fruit with good flavour, less acid than Bramley so needs less added sugar. Vigorous, healthy tree which thrives even in exposed or difficult situations. Pick in Oct, at its best Nov-Mar

Available on MM106 and M9 rootstocks

Plympton Pippin

Available on MM106 rootstock

Totnes Apple

A rare, local variety raised at Staverton which used to be sold at Totnes market. These large, ribbed apples are pale yellow/green with orange/red flecked stripes. This is a sweet, sub-acid apple with a crisp texture. A vigorous, upright tree. Pick in Oct, at its best Nov-Feb

Available on MM106 rootstock